The Way Things Ought To Be

Posted in IndyCar on December 10, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last week, we got written confirmation on what we had all heard about two weeks ago. That is, that Harding Steinbrenner Racing will run Honda engines in 2019. This is a significant development for a lot of reasons, but most importantly – it eliminates the whole mess of their involvement with Andretti Autosport and two different engine manufacturers.

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A Well Kept Secret

Posted in IndyCar on December 7, 2018 by Oilpressure

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By Susan Phillips

My husband, who normally occupies this space, asked me to have something ready for today because he had very little time to write while he was in Denver and he anticipated being too tired to write anything after he got back after midnight on Wednesday. Plus the Titans are currently playing as I’m quietly writing this on my laptop while he stares intently at the game. The way this season has gone, I’d rather be focusing on this than listening to his expletives.

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Remembering The Grand Prix Of Denver

Posted in IndyCar on December 5, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Greetings from a warm and comfortable hotel room in a very cold Denver, Colorado. I don’t travel much at all with my job. This is only my fourth work-related trip in the past three years. I’ve been to Atlanta, Denver, Louisville and now back to Denver – and that’s it. But I’ve already been told to expect a trip to Washington, D.C. in mid-January. Why can’t they send me to Miami or Phoenix in these winter months?

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Should A Title Sponsor Be A Household Name?

Posted in IndyCar on December 3, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last week, Adam Stern was a guest on Trackside. If you don’t know who Adam Stern is, he is the Motorsports Reporter with the SportsBusiness Journal. He is the go-to person for the latest on any business dealings within the motorsports realm. If you are on Twitter and such things interest you as much as they do me, he is a good follow at @A_S12.

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Out With The Old And In With The New

Posted in IndyCar on November 30, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Next season looks like a definite year of change. For someone like me that thinks change is bad, that can be a scary thing. Not only is there a new single broadcast partner in NBC that will be covering the Indianapolis 500 for the first time, there will be other changes.

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Will IndyCar Restore Order To The Universe?

Posted in IndyCar on November 28, 2018 by Oilpressure

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Last week, I was listening to Trackside. Early on, Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee were talking about NBC’s Month of May coverage and how maybe they could broadcast more of Indianapolis 500 qualifying than ABC had for the past few years; or if qualifying should be tweaked to protect the fulltime drivers. In my mind, I took it a step further. I sent a question to Kevin via Twitter that asked “What are the chances that NBC will restore order to the universe and ask that Pole Day be moved back to Saturday and Bump Day back to Sunday?”

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So Much To Be Thankful For

Posted in IndyCar on November 21, 2018 by Oilpressure

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We’ve reached that time of year again to push away from the mundane things in life and pause to think about what we are thankful for. For me, it’s been anther great year to pursue my passion and hobby by going to IndyCar races and relaying my experiences to all of you here. I am very lucky to have a wife who shares my passion and is able to be with me while I do this. This blogging adventure would not be near as fun without Susan along for the ride.

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